Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A riding jacket with slits at the side or back.
- ‘Close behind the red-jacketed men came stout ladies in dog-tooth hacking jackets.’
- ‘Saddles, collars, boots, hacking jackets, grooming brushes, horsey lotions and potions and generally anything to do with kitting out yourself and your horse is here.’
- ‘He had a tattoo on his neck and was talking to an older, posher looking man with a moustache, a hacking jacket and brown suede gloves.’
- ‘This navy herringbone-weave linen 3-button hacking jacket sports natural horn buttons, a button tab throat latch, and a blue felt under collar.’
- ‘I knew that the figure of Nancy Spain, with her uncoiffeured hair, well-cut hacking jacket, open-necked shirt and rakish cravat, gave me a warm glow.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.